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Optimism among owners of small U.S. businesses rose marginally in July, a national trade group said Tuesday.

In "A Legal Guide to the Use of Social Media in the Workplace," published by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minneapolis attorney Michael Cohen argues that a company's reputation, trade secrets and legal liability hinge on understanding the rapidly changing rules of using social media.

As of July 1, 2012, the 53 million Hispanics in the United States constituted 17 percent of the country's population, the Census Bureau said.

A best-selling author said Saturday at the second Wise Latina International Mujeres and Amigas: An Afternoon of Sisterhood event that Hispanic women are still being cast in stereotypical roles in films, television and books.

Mexico's president proposed opening the country's energy sector to "big oil" for the first time in 75 years, a move that could unleash billions in investment.

Hispanics are most likely to have friends and coworkers of other races and ethnicities, while non-Hispanic whites are least likely, a new Reuters poll shows.

Some of the business owners who sued the Obama administration over the "contraception mandate" tied to the health care law are insuring employees' birth control against their will -- now that the rule is in effect -- or refusing to comply in an act of civil disobedience.

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HB500 2012 - 30th Anniversary
For more than two decades, the annual HispanicBusiness 500 directory has served as a barometer of the U.S. Hispanic economy. A purchase of the 2012 directory provides the top 500 Hispanic-owned companies list in Excel format, including CEO names and more...

Hispanics are now the largest ethnic minority in the United States and during the past decade, U.S. Hispanic purchasing power has rapidly increased. This report takes an in depth look at how today's Hispanic Economy is transitioning into an economic power in the U.S. Click here for the executive summary and table of contents!

The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States is expected to grow 41.8 percent in the next six years to 4.3 million, with total revenues surging 39 percent to more than $539 billion, according to new estimates by HispanTelligence. Spurred by growing entrepreneurial trends and affluence among the nation's largest minority population, the increase is expected to come at a robust rate of 8.5 and 8.7 percent, respectfully, over the next couple years.

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Revenue growth was down on the 2013 HispanicBusiness Fastest-Growing 100 index, but employment was up spectacularly.

Here are the 2013 HispanicBusiness 100 Fastest-Growing rankings.

Peruse the free version of our 2012 HispanicBusiness 500 directory of the largest U.S. Hispanic-owned enterprises, who owns them, where they're located, and how much they earned in 2012.

Every sector culled from the HispanicBusiness 500 is up again this year -- not as much as last year, but growth is growth.

Fifteen years after the first HispanicBusiness 500 company posted $1 billion in revenues, Brightstar this year leads five companies that are above the billion-dollar mark.

           

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